My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not a professional contractor. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to construction and renovation projects, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. That said, I doubt many professional contractors will be reading my tool reviews. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.
So Let’s Talk about the Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Concrete Bits
While I was doing demo and re-framing the blacksmithing shop, I needed to put in some concrete anchors. I’ve used some cheapies before, and always regretted it the moment the carbide tip chips off right along with the concrete it’s meant to be cutting. Bosch really has the market cornered on drilling technology, and concrete is no exception. The carbide tip pulls the bit right into the concrete so you don’t have to reef on the bit to get it to enter the cut. It cuts fast and clean and held up to a lot of abuse on this project. I don’t often find myself drilling in concrete, but when I do, I’m very happy I’ve got this bit. It retails for $20 and I’d buy it again if I needed to (but this one should serve me well for quite some time).